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The family of Aryed-Leyb Fingerhut (Leo Gerut)

Document | Accession Number: 1994.A.0259 | RG Number: RG-02.210

A memoir compiled by Rosalie Gerut describing the experiences of her father, Aryed-Leyb (Leybl) Fingerhut, in Novo-Svenciana (a.k.a. Svencioneliai, Lithuania) and Shavl (a.k.a. Siauliai,Lithuania) and Kremanchuk (a.k.a. Kremenchug, Soviet Union, now Ukraine); his interest in music and the Yiddish language; his work as a researcher for YIVO (Institute for Jewish Research) in Vilnius (a.k.a. Vilna, Lithuania); his memories of the German invasion of Lithuania in 1941; his life in the Shavl ghetto; his experiences as a forced laborer; his transfer to Stutthof concentration camp in 1944; his transfer to "Lager 10" of Utting, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp, where he was elected head of his barracks; his experiences during a death march from Dachau into the Tyrol Mountains from April 24 to May 2, 1945; his transfer after liberation to Feldafing (Germany) displaced persons camp where he organized a choir and a Yiddish theater group and met his future wife, Hanka Warszawska, a fellow concentration camp survivor; and his emigration to the United States in 1949 where he lived until his death in September 1989.

SubTitle
father of Rosalie and Zachary Gerut
Date
1993
Extent
.15 linear in..
1 microfiche.